Upper Hollingdean Road
Introducing Critical and Public Sociology
Facilitator Lambros Fatsis
10.30am – 1pm Saturday 3 February, 2018
This topic will introduce sociology as a fundamentally “public”, and critical subject
whose aim does not exhaust itself in studying the social world around us scientifically.
Rather, its role is to also let our imaginations roam freely in order to create the very
societies in which we wish to live. The aim of this session is to introduce ways in which
to think sociologically about the world(s) we inhabit, discuss alternative conceptions
of familiar social phenomena, and turn the critical outlook that sociology offers
against itself, to examine whether it lives up to its scientific premises, and
sociopolitical promises too.